June 29, 2013
By Tom Cummings
(Tioga Center, NY) For the second time in the 2013 racing season, foul weather has forced the cancellation of the racing program at the ASA Member Shangri-La II Motorspeedway. “We have really had a lot of severe storms park themselves right over the speedway the past few days” said track event coordinator, Amy Culver. “Sitting up as high as we do, right on top of the mountain, the rain intensity and wind is just incredible. We had ponds and mini lakes in our infield and our parking areas. We really had no choice but to cancel this week”.The racing action has heated up on the track, just as much as the temperatures of summer. The Pudgies Pizza Street Stocks continue to have fast cars, close competition and a revolving door on who will be leading the points. Defending track champion, Jeff Goodwin reclaimed the top spot from Chris Zacharias on June 15th , but by only eight points. Both drivers have two wins apiece. Early season points leader, Charlie Sharpsteen remains strong in the third position, twenty eight points out of the lead. Jake Snell and Jason Duke, Sr. complete the top five in points respectively, the highest they have either been in points at Shangri-La II.
“Shangri-la II Falls to Mother Nature…Again”
(Tioga Center, NY) Heavy rains soaked the grounds on Friday at Shangri-la II Motor Speedway. Overnight rain and more thunderstorms predicted for Saturday afternoon into the evening have forced track management to cancel the Mid-Season Championship program scheduled for June 29th.
Race fans and teams are reminded that the next event on the schedule is Celebrate our Independence Night, this Thursday, July 4th. Shangri-la II welcomes the NYS Big 10 Super Stock Series for a 40-lap feature event. The Sportsman Modifieds were added to the card for a 25-lap feature, and fans will again enjoy taking a step back in time with the Atlantic Coast Older Timers in action. Skyview Drags will also be running, with the Jet Jam and Monster Truck Show at the adjacent facility.
Pits open at Shangri-la II at 4:30 PM on Thursday, with grandstand gates opening and hot laps getting underway at 5:30 PM. The first heat race hits the track at 7 PM.